Investment Strategies in Financial Markets

Entry requirements: Basic definitions: financial market, investments, strategies, supply and demand, micro- and macroeconomic factors and indicators, profitability, liquidity, predicting.

Credits: 3

Course: Elective

Language of the course: Russian


Irina Shashina


Students will learn to:

  • Predict the rise of nonstandard situations in financial market
  • Make decision to upgrade the financial strategy when there are changes in financial market, investment horizon and other factors that impact the financial strategy
  • Evaluate risks and profitability of a financial strategy and hold responsibility for its implementation
  • Identify links between cost dynamics and profitability of financial market instruments
  • Predict trends for financial market indicators
  • Define key factors that impact the choice and shaping of investment strategy in financial markets


– Definition and classifications of investment strategies
– Stages of shaping and implementing an investment strategy
– Development and implementation of an investment strategy depending on the investor's risk appetite and the investment horizon
– Financial market segmentation: investment strategies and instruments
– Investment strategies in securities market
– Investment strategies in derivatives market
– Investment strategies in currency market
– Investment strategies precious metals market


Lectures, labs and practical sessions

Attendance is mandatory. Students should complete all the assignments. The final grade is based on the student performance throughout the course and the results of the final test.